Tag Archives: Book Reviews

AISFP Book Review: ODD MEN OUT by Matt Betts

Odd Men Out by Matt Betts My rating: 4 of 5 stars Review Excerpt: These characters’ journeys from outcast to hero set in a creatively-built playground made Odd Men Out an enjoyable read and Matt Betts an author to follow. … Continue reading

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Book Review: READY PLAYER ONE by Ernist Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My rating: 4 of 5 stars Took a friend’s advice to make this my Audible pick this month because of Wil Wheaton’s narration and am very happy with the outcome. Even though I am … Continue reading

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How My Personal Convictions Affect My Social Media Presence

My book review for the anthology, Like Water for Quarks, went live on SF Signal yesterday, and with it came a pretty upset commenter. This person thinks I should leave my personal convictions out of my reviews, to put it … Continue reading

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Book Reviews and Podcasts Off-Site

I’ve been contributing a lot to the Adventures in SciFi Publishing podcast and SF Signal as a book reviewer. Here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve delivered recently: SF SIGNAL Book Review: THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY by … Continue reading

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SHORT FICTION REVIEW: Ordinary Folk by Kat Heckenbach

Ordinary Folk by Kat Heckenbach My rating: 2 of 5 stars The like the idea of a woman struggling to figure out why she has rage issues and a sense of smell for meat that is so advanced that it … Continue reading

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SF Signal Book Review: Children of the Night by Dan Simmons

I reviewed this book over at SF Signal today. Here’s a sample: Children of the Night begins with a preface of the author’s first hand research visiting Romania and historical locations important to Dracula’s life, and the tragedy of that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hot Sinatra by Axel Howerton

After suffering through some lagging stories of late, Hot Sinatra‘s readability was as exciting as ditching a polka band for a live showing with Sinatra, himself. My normal genre reading wouldn’t lead me into a crime novel about Frank Sinatra’s … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reads of 2012

  There are a couple handfuls of good books I read in 2012 that deserve to be recognized, but here are my top ten. Judging the top three hurts my heart, because you could put them in any order and … Continue reading

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Now Reviewing for SF Signal!

Being an aspiring author means I read a lot, and I enjoy the challenge of critiquing books as I read them. Because of this, I”m not the fastest reader, but I put a lot of thought into my evaluation. It … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chimera by T.C. McCarthy

Chimera by T.C. McCarthy My rating: 4 of 5 stars I finished this book a few months ago, but have been sitting on this review because I have such mixed feelings about it. I settled on 4 stars because it … Continue reading

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